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Places to see when backpacking across Bangkok – Bangkok Highlights

Chaotic, modern, wild, and loud, but it's all unique and sound. This is the best way one can describe Bangkok, the ever-popular destination in Asia among tourists. Bangkok is an ideal destination for the backpackers out there and they should never miss the following places when on tour there.


Backpacking across Bangkok

With many attractions for dining, shopping, and sight-seeing, Bangkok is known as one of the best destinations in the whole world for backpackers. Affordable transportation options such as Metro (sky trains) and boats are available in this city, and if you intend to use taxis you need to make sure that their meters are on. Properties such as lyf Sukumvit 8 Bangkok have introduced options such as co-living in Bangkok where room sharing facilities have been enabled, making it more convenient and affordable for holidaymakers and backpackers alike.


The Grand Palace

This becomes the first spot to stop by for every tourist during their Bangkok tour. Once you get into the Grand Palace, you also get the opportunity of admiring the beauty of the famous temple of the Emerald Buddha also known as Wat Phra Kaeo. To enter the premises, you will have to spend 500 baht and make sure you wear modest clothing for this visit.


Wat Pho

Cover everything around the Grand Palace in one go. So, don't miss this important temple located to the south of the Grand Palace, the Wat Pho Temple. Here, you find the famous statue of the Reclining Buddha which is 45 meters in its length. You will have to pay 200 baht to enter this beautiful temple.


Lumphini Park

Located in between the cities of Silom and Sukhumvit, this huge green area is everyone's favourite spot for morning and evening walks. This park has been given the name 'Green Lung' of Bangkok because it makes anyone who is there feel closer to nature. Silom and Sukhumvit can both be chaotic, noisy, and highly commercial, but this park makes you forget all your stress.


Golden Mount Temple

Yes, this temple is not as popular as the other temples such as Wat Pho and Wat Arun, but the Golden Mount Temple is also worth visiting while you are in Bangkok. Just as the name implies, this temple is located on a small hill in the city. Don't hesitate to climb up the hill (of course, there are steps) and enjoy the best views of Bangkok from the viewing platform inside the temple.


Chinatown Bangkok

Every backpacker wants an adventure, and you find it in handy at Chinatown in Bangkok. Chinatown has a countless number of markets and they offer everything you need. If you've ever been to any other Asian market, the vibe is the same here. It's all a hectic atmosphere around, and you need to explore the stalls through the narrowest streets. Located very close to Chinatown is the Flower Market in Bangkok which offers you flowers of every kind. Unlike the other meat and food markets, this market has a smell of its own.